Spring Showers

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 10:13 am

A very springlike pattern will affect the area over the next several days with the cut-off low progged to slowly move through the Great Basin over the next few days.  Today, we will once again have a chance for afternoon showers, mostly in the mountains.  Tomorrow as the Low approaches, expect scattered rain showers in the valleys with snow showers above 8,000 ft in the mountains.  This should continue through the day on Monday and possible into early Tuesday.  Accumulations will likely come in spurts of a wet inch or two here and another wet inch or two there as showers periodically move through.  Overall, I think the mountains of Utah will be looking at 2-5″ of wet snow above 8,000 feet by Tuesday.

We will then dry out and warm up again for mid-week.  Late next week we could be looking at a pattern change.  The GFS is fairly aggressive bringing a weak preliminary system in on Friday before dropping a couple stronger, colder storms for next weekend and early the following week.  The Euro brings in a weak system as well, but isn’t as optimistic with the stronger systems to follow.  The Euro wants to split the systems more as they move ashore, which is common in Spring and would greatly reduce snowfall in Utah.  As always, we’ll just have to wait and see, but if you’re hoping for at least another powder day or two before the season is out — this might end up being your chance.


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